We headed home for three weeks over Christmas and New Years. This was our first time home since we arrived in Nicaragua and it was a wonderful time to reconnect with family and friends.
Upon arriving the most marked differences were the lack of people out and about, different smells, less noise and of course, the weather. I don’t like to revert to chatting about the weather, but I just could not get over the vast difference between the cities of Managua and Minneapolis. We literally shifted from 95 degree days to at one point on New Years Eve a –17. I even got frostbite on my toe to prove it!
I have always been a tough Minnesota girl who doesn’t let the weather stop me. I don’t mind driving in the snow and love playing in it. So while we were home, we made sure to take advantage of all that a snowy winter has to offer. We enjoyed snowmen, snow angels, late night Christmas lights, wagon walks, broomball, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow igloos, outdoor bonfires and more. Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy!
As we transition back to Managua, the heat is a bit intense and we are finally warming up without our wool socks and gas stove.